Beached Oldsmobile by Darren Hunt @DHunt78 www.artfinder.com/darren-hunt
Old abandoned cars show some neglect:
rust-scabbed paintwork cracks and peels;
crumbling tyres no longer cinema-squeal
but – Detroit-dinosaurs still evoke respect.
Cracked windows reveal dusty seat sheen,
body shapes sing, fenders refuse to gleam,
fifties fashionable (lost American dream)
- Hollywood-hope on cinema screens.
Passionate V8 engines grumble-purring,
slippery long bench-seats so ample,
black-top highway, prairie-desert samples,
hubcaps mirror wheels whirring.
Rose-tint reminiscent, American auto past,
restless travel, Kerouac-beat escapades,
milkshakes and hamburgers freshly made:
rearview dollar dreams fade far too fast.
Will passionate mechanics tool-grip plugs
and spark resting engines into ignition?
Will many men go on mechanical mission?
When do driving dreams become a drug?